The AU Playhouse Presents The Denmark
Dramatic telling of the life of AU’s longest-serving president, Annie Dove
The Playhouse at Anderson University is
proud to present The Denmark Story, by Scott Kirk, Saturday, January 15 at 8:00 pm at the Furman University Playhouse.
It will also be performed on Sunday, January 16 at 6:00 pm at First Baptist
Church of Anderson. Additionally, the play will take place at the Columbia
Convention Center in Columbia, SC on Monday, January 24 at 9:00 am, as well as
at Columbia College’s Spears Auditorium on Monday, January 24 at 7:00 pm.
Dr. Deborah McEniry in the lead role, The
Denmark Story, tells the story of the life of Dr. Annie Dove Denmark, Anderson
University president from 1928-1953. In addition to being the first female
college president in South Carolina, Denmark was the longest-serving president
in the institution’s history. Denmark was also one of the most intriguing
figures in the history of the Anderson community, known statewide for her
leadership ability and clout in an era when women were not usually such
prominent figures. The historic nature of the Denmark legacy is such that the
play depicting her life is provided in part by the South Carolina
Humanities Council and was commissioned as a part of Anderson University’s
centennial celebration. The play will be touring throughout South Carolina
during the next several weeks. It is fitting that it be performed at First
since leaders of that church, along with influential businessmen in
Anderson, were instrumental in the founding of the university 100 years ago.
public is cordially invited to attend.
is a comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist
Convention offering bachelors and masters degrees. Anderson is ranked in the
Top Tier (top 21) of colleges and universities in the South, and one of 68 “Up and Coming” schools to watch in
America,” by U. S. News & World
Report. It is the #1 “Up and Coming” school in the South according to that
publication. Anderson has also
been named one of “Americas 100 Best College Buys,” Located in The Upstate
region of South Carolina near the foothills of the Appalachians, Anderson
University features a rigorous education in a supportive Christian environment.